Hiit Mama workouts are timed so time yourself and go as FAST AS YOU CAN!! That is how you get the cardio in. If you are a new Hiit Mama, just start with the workout of the day (WOD)...no need to go back to the first post because we will eventually repeat all those workouts. Make sure and post your time in the comment section so you can track your progress! Also, there are video demos of each exercise we do down the right side bar.

Oct 23, 2015

Friday 10.23.15

Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 butterfly sit-ups
15 push-ups
10 butterfly sit-ups
30 squats

Compare to 10.22.14

Post rounds completed to comments.

Red: in honor of red ribbon week.

no caffeine
 only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce sugar intake
drink water every day
no fried food
get 8 hours of sleep


Preservatives are not good for you. Simple as that. Your body does not need them nor does it want them. Here is some info from livestong.com 

What Are the Dangers of Preservatives?

Manufacturers use preservatives in many products that people consume and depend on for health. Many companies also use them in cosmetics. The intent of preservative use is well-meaning, because they prevent botulism, mold and bacteria, which gives products a longer shelf life and protect people from illness. Unfortunately, many preservatives have dangerous side effects that cause cancers, hyperactivity, nervous system damage and other problems. It should be noted that many studies incorporate feeding massive amounts of a preservative to laboratory rats, so some preservatives consumed in small amounts may not be as dangerous as some studies suggest.

Sodium Benzoate

Many soda manufacturers use sodium benzoate to prevent mold. This chemical can damage mitochondria in cells, which leads to neuro-degenerative diseases. Professor Andrew Kemp from the University of Sydney mentions in an editorial for the May 24, 2008, edition of the "British Medical Journal" that children "were significantly more hyperactive after they ate a mixture of food colorings and a preservative [sodium benzoate]."

Sodium Nitrate

Sodium nitrate, which is found in many packaged meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon, is used as a curing agent. The curing of meats reduces the possibility for botulism-causing bacteria. Although MeatSafety.org, a website sponsored by the American Meat Institute trade association, says that sodium nitrate is "safe in the levels used" according to a study done by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, some studies link pancreatic and lung cancers to an increased consumption of meats containing sodium nitrate.

Propyl Gallate

Food manufacturers use propyl gallate as a stabilizer in packaged meats, dried milk, candy, potato chips and baked goods. It is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The National Toxicology Program, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reports that this preservative causes prostate inflammation and tumors of the thyroid, brain and pancreas.

Potassium Bromate

Many bread companies still use potassium bromate to strengthen bread dough. Although countries like Britain and Canada banned the preservative as a carcinogen because significant evidence shows that it causes cancerous kidney and thyroid tumors in rats, it is still found in some baked goods in the United States. Potassium bromate is especially dangerous if the food product is not baked long enough at a high enough temperature.


Food manufacturers use BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) to prevent oxygenation. This keeps many breads and snack foods fresh for longer periods of time because the fats cannot turn rancid from exposure to oxygen. The Center for Science in the Public Interest cites studies which show that BHA causes cancer in animals. It also asserts that the safety of BHT is unproven.

Mamas, there is nothing better for you body than eating fresh, natural, whole foods- eating clean. I challenge you to not buy or consume anything in the next 29 days that has a preservative in it. Shop around the outsides of the store. It is easier than you think. Your body will thank you and you will feel and look great!


Julie said...

5 rounds exactly
Boy push ups

30 squats more than last year :)

E said...

Ran 20 minutes

Did 3 rounds and up to 15 push-ups on 4 th round
55# squats.... Felt like I was moving in slow motion

Becky said...

5 rounds plus 10 sit ups
Finished round 6 after the timer

Abby said...

4 rds plus up to squats of 5.

Brent and Britta said...

5 rounds
Girl push-ups
Timer went off before I finished my squats. Finished anyway.

Connie Klade said...

3 rounds, plus 10 sit ups
girl push ups

Rissa W said...

4 rounds plus BFSU and 7 push-ups

Holly D. said...

Did yesterday's workout in 16:14 then today's.
5 rounds plus 10 sit ups

James Family said...

5 mile run

5 rounds in 10:17.
Compared to 4 rounds last year.

Jana Pace said...

3 rounds

Heather Foster said...

5 rounds

Andrews family said...

5 rounds plus 4 sit ups
Push ups on knees to floor

Vs 4 rounds plus 10 SU and 11 PU

Jenni said...

4 rounds plus 10 sit-up and push-ups

Heather said...

4 rounds plus finished out timer with 20 sit ups

Gillian Monte said...

4 rounds exactly.
Last two rounds did PU on knees.

Donette said...

3 rounds plus bfsu and pu.

Donette said...

3 rounds plus bfsu and pu.

Justine Duffy said...

3 rounds minus 18 squats
Modified push-ups for rounds 2 and 3

Cheryl Rybak said...

3 full rounds
girl pushups